ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – Grenadian cyclist Christopher Alexis Jr. has returned to the island after competing for two weekends in Guyana.
Alexis competed in the 5th Annual Digicel Breast Cancer Awareness Cycle Race on Sunday October 30th, which was a 70 miles circuit race around the outer circuit of the National Park in Georgetown. Unfortunately, the young cyclist was only able to complete 10 of the 30 laps due to fatigue from traveling and lack of fluids during the race.
He then competed in the Guyana Cycling Federation Three-Stage event the following weekend which was his main focus. The event consisted of two road stages and one individual time trial.
The event began Saturday November 5th which was a 65-mile road race from Georgetown to Mahicony and back, with over 50 cyclists at the start line, in which Alexis placed 27th in a time of 2:59:09.
The second stage, which was a 3.5-mile individual time trial saw Alexis with the 20th fastest time of 10:20 minutes. However, he had mechanical issues with his rear wheel which took 5 minutes to remedy, adding 5 minutes to his time.
Initially Stage 3 was set to 70 miles (30 laps), however, due to the amount of cyclists that abandoned the race, officials decided to reduce the distance to 46 miles (20 laps) around the National Park outer circuit. Alexis placed 12th out of 24 starters, 43 seconds behind the stage winner.
Chris Alexis Jr. who recently placed fourth in the elite category at the 30th Tobago International Cycling Classic said he is very satisfied with his performance and way he improved through the week of training in Guyana.
He added that it was the highest level of competitiveness he have ever experienced while racing for the last 2 years and is thankful for the experience gained at the events.